Tunisia

  • 2 November 2011

General Information

Surface
162,155 km2
Capital
Tunis (728,000 inhabitants)

Other major cities
Ariadne (153,000 pop.) Sfax (271,000 pop.) Gabes (116,000 pop.) Sousse (173,000 pop.) Kairouan (118,000 pop.) Bizerte (114 000).

Population
9.93 million inhabitants, July 2004 – National Institute of Statistics (density of 60.4 inhab. Per km2).
10.1 million inhabitants, July 2005 – estimates of the IMF

Language
The official language is Arabic.
Particularly popular French. While, of less significance is the use of English.

Religion
Muslims (99%)

Currency
The currency of Tunisia is the Tunisian Dinar (TND), divided into 1,000 millimes.
The official exchange rate of the Tunisian Dinar in November 2010 is 1.92728 TND for 1 Euro. The annual exchange rate for 2009 is 1.87783 TND for 1 Euro.

Libya

  • 2 November 2011

General Information

Area: 1,757,000 sq km

Population: 5,605,000

Population density: 3 inhabitants / km ²

Language: Arabic (official), French, English, Italian

Religion: Sunni Muslim 97%

Capital: Tripoli

Institutional form: Arab Islamic Socialist Republic

Member of: Arab League, OIC, UN, OPEC, and the OAU

Monetary Unit: Dinar Libyan